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June 2, 2010

Attack of the Blood Suckers! Exhibit Opens at Children's Museum

The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority proudly supports Attack of the Blood Suckers!, the Manitoba Children's Museum newest exhibit.

The interactive exhibition that runs from June 1 to September 6, 2010 lets children discover the biological wonders of sanguinivores - creatures that eat blood. Kids can look a real leech in the mouth, watch mosquitoes grow and receive a big hug from a giant, inflatable tick, along with much more!

Attack of the Bloodsuckers! also provides visitors with helpful hints for avoiding these sometimes annoying creatures. Simple precautions like keeping your yard free of standing water where mosquitoes breed and checking yourself carefully for deer ticks before they can transmit Lyme disease go a long way toward keeping you comfortable and safe.

For information on the Winnipeg Children's Museum, please visit www.childrensmuseum.com

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